How Our Favourite Celebs Clapped Back Against Body Shaming | Clozette

This month is all about fashion weeks. From New York, London, Paris and Milan, you can take your pick! We can't say we have a favourite, but the closing show of NYFW this season, Rihanna's SavageXFenty at Brooklyn Navy Yard, is definitely one for the books. After starting the conversation about beauty inclusivity through Fenty Beauty,  Rihanna continues to celebrate diversity through her lingerie line as seen in the brand's campaigns and their show.

When RiRi included people in various body shapes, there was real diversity. Pregnant models? Colour us impressed.  The move was, according to Rihanna, inspired by the idea that there shouldn't be any woman left out.  "I think it’s a shame women have to feel insecure or self-conscious about how their bodies look. They’ve been taught by society that only one thing works,” she said.

But it's not just Rihanna who's championing diversity. Check out other celebrities who have clapped back at their body shamers. 

Kim Kardashian-West

Love her or hate her, we all know that Kim does not fit the ideal 'stick-thin' beauty standard that was popular years ago. She has always been proud of her curves; it even caused her to get flak for the way she flaunts her assets. Back in 2016, she wrote on her website, "I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me."

Demi Lovato

As a former Disney star, everyone has seen Demi's music and style evolve from sweet to bold, edgy and powerful. But one that is truly admirable about her is that even with her own personal struggles, one message she has always stood for is body positivity. She had been called 'fat' multiple times on social media but it never stopped the 26-year-old from flaunting her curves on the platform, saying once in an interview, "If somebody calls me fat, even in a vulnerable moment, I laugh to myself and think, I’m doing everything I can, so there’s nothing I can do about it."


Zendaya's slim figure has also been subject to criticism and even photoshopping for an editorial spread. Back in 2015, she was quick to clap back at these ridiculous standards by showing a side-by-side comparison of a photo feature in a magazine where they tweaked the curves on her torso and hips. The then 19-year-old actress and model noted, "These are the things that make women self-conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have. Anyone who knows who I am knows I stand for honest and pure self-love. So I took it upon myself to release the real pic (right side) and I love it." She also thanked the magazine for pulling out the images. 

Melissa McCarthy

The actress-comedienne has often made fun of her figure in her movies, but when critics use it to target her 'just because', it's a whole new conversation. In many instances, Melissa has received fat-shaming remarks from both critics and the media, but the bubbly 48-year-old — who is also a producer, writer and fashion designer — clapped back at one of them in an interview with The New York Times, saying, "I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought that's someone who's in a really bad spot and I am in such a happy spot." You know what they say; haters gonna hate, but you shouldn't let them get in the way of your happiness. 

Tyra Banks

If there's one thing TyTy can't smize about, it's definitely body-shaming. The host and co-producer of America's Next Top Model, which has expanded in different parts of the world, has continuously been trying to make the modelling industry inclusive with conversations about trans and plus-size personalities. Model Winnie Harlow, who has vitiligo, also appeared on the show's 21st cycle.  However, Tyra herself has not received the same amount of kindness from critics and social media commenters. They have often referenced her past as a model to contrast her currently more voluptuous and curvier figure. When asked about these haters, she usually references how the support of her mum had taken her to a more positive mindset about her body and being healthy is what's important. Which just proves that body positivity is not just something an individual goes through. We should support the people we love into thinking this way, too. She also mentioned an empowering tip in an interview with Shape, saying, "Stand up straight, look them in the eye, and smile. Don't slouch, don't look away, don't make excuses, and don't mumble."

(Cover photo from: @badgalriri; @zendaya)



Cap off a good week with an equally good roster of fun happenings. From new launches to exclusive experiences, here are the things you need to know right now.

K-Beauty at the Beauty Bar

Can't get enough of K-Beauty? Get your fix at the Beauty Bar. They've recently welcomed dear, klairs, Neogen, Celebeau and COSRX. New offerings from Yadah are available, too! If this is your first foray into the world of K-Beauty, COSRX's Minnie Kim recommends their One Step Original Clear Pad for everyone — yes, even the men in your life! Head to Beauty Bar's website or their brick and mortar branches to scout for your next skincare obsessions.

 Joy by Dior

While you still can, experience the one-of-a-kind multi-sensorial journey offered at the Joy by Dior Pop-Up, the first Dior fragrance pop-up in the world, at Changi Airport Terminal 1. Take a virtual dip into their "swimming pool" photo booth or be led into a starry night with exquisite fragrance at the Joy Olfactive Cabin. Immerse in the Dior universe through their virtual reality headset. And cap off the experience with a souvenir in the form of a personalised Joy bracelet. The pop-up is open until 12 October only, so don't miss out!

Fashioning a new generation

The Textile and Fashion Federation of Singapore (TAFF), in partnership with Enterprise Singapore and JTC, is setting up an incubation space and mentoring programmes at Design Orchard. The move is said to be aimed at helping foster a startup mentality among fashion designers and to promote Singapore as an innovative fashion hub. Interested to be part of the intitative? Email [email protected] for more details.

JW Anderson's NET-A-PORTER collection

Exude graceful modernity and femininity through JW Anderson's exclusive capsule collection with NET-A-PORTER. Inspired by British Aestheticism, the collection evokes the vibe of the 19th-century movement of "Art for Art's Sake." Adorn yourself with pieces that have eye-catching twists, in true JW Anderson fashion. Get your hands on the collection starting 15 September at NET-A-PORTER.

Catch up on what happened earlier this week here.



At the end of a long day, one of the most relaxing things to do is to remove our make-up and prep our skin for a good night’s rest. And more often than not, our choice of make-up remover comprises of some very simple characteristics: it needs to do a good job of removing all traces of make-up without leaving a greasy after-feel. It’s as simple as that, right? But what if we told you that your skin can do better than that?

Let’s be clear: Nivea’s newest Rose Micellar Water with Oil is not your regular heavy-duty make-up remover. As the first micellar water with oil in Singapore that is infused with rose water, it not only removes waterproof make-up easily without leaving your skin feeling greasy, it also delivers 10 skincare benefits.

The Nivea Rose Micellar Water with Oil works to maintain skin’s pH balance; hydrate and revitalise skin’s texture; is packed with antioxidants that help protect skin from damage; reduce oiliness; purify and tone skin; sooth irritated skin; reduce redness; cool and refresh skin; fight acne; and encourage the healing of wounds and reduce the appearance of scars. It’s a mouthful of skin goodness, but we thought you should know. Simply put, your skincare routine begins the moment you cleanse away your make-up — and how can we deny our skin of this game-changing benefit, right?

Can the Nivea Rose Micellar Water with Oil — suitable for all skin types — actually cleanse away our waterproof make-up, and is the Clozette team impressed by its skincare benefits? Watch the video above, then read our reviews below.

“I tried it on my waterproof eyeliner next, and I was pleasantly taken aback.” 

Nivea’s newest Rose Micellar Water with Oil comes in a super pretty packaging in pink. As a fan of Nivea, I’ve always noticed that my skin feels refreshed and comfortable immediately after using their products. When I first tried the product, it swiftly removed my blush and foundation in one swipe. I tried it on my waterproof eyeliner next, and I was pleasantly taken aback. It thoroughly cleansed my upper and lower lids without the need for rubbing or rinsing.

This effective cleansing remover with rose water takes it up a notch by infusing rose into its formula – smelling like fresh roses and harnessing the skincare benefits of rose water.

The Rose Micellar Water comes with a layer of oil on top and I was surprised by the non-greasy after-feel on my skin. Not only did my skin feel smoother and softer, it left a glowing complexion and my skin felt hydrated! — Sabrina, Content & Community Executive

“My irritated skin feels calmed, refreshed, and soft to the touch.” 

I love a good visual, so I can’t help but notice the layers of oil and pink-tinted water that make me want to give the Rose Micellar Water a good shake every time! Now, I use mascara everyday so I’m a regular user of waterproof make-up removers that contain oil. I’m pretty much used to the oily after-feel, so imagine my surprise when my skin didn’t feel greasy or sticky at all after the product dries off. Most of my make-up, including my waterproof mascara, came off on my first swipe!

After a long, hot day in this humidity, my irritated skin feels calmed, refreshed, and soft to the touch with a lingering fragrant that smells a little like baby powder: soft smelling and never overpowering. — Azleena, Campaign Manager

“Is this a make-up remover, toner, moisturiser and treatment in a bottle?” 

You’d think that a make-up remover with oil would give you an uncomfortable, greasy finish – but not this one. The Nivea Rose Micellar Water with Oil is godsend for double cleansing ladies like me. Not only does it remove my waterproof make-up cleanly — it definitely gives you instant gratification in that department — it also helps to soothe and reduce the residual redness I get from the angry zits that pop up during the time of the month. Plus, it also tones, purifies and hydrates skin! I’m confused — is this a make-up remover, toner, moisturiser and treatment in a bottle? Well, but it doesn’t matter, does it?

For a total double cleansing experience, I tried the Nivea Rose Micellar Water Wash Gel next. The result is refreshingly clear skin without that uncomfortably squeaky or taut feeling. The Wash Gel delivers bonus skincare nourishments overnight and preps the skin for make-up application the next day. My takeaway from this review? Your skin doesn’t necessarily need a toner or moisturiser to feel balanced and hydrated. You probably just need this cleansing duo. — Becks, Editor

“It removes makeup… without tugging at my skin or disrupting its fragile balance.” 

Stripping down to the basics with micellar water, I like that the Nivea Rose Micellar Water with Oil is a non-rinse, soap-free cleanser that lifts makeup, oil and other impurities from my skin with a simple swipe of a cotton pad. It’s a rather gentle cleanser that removes waterproof makeup from face, eyes, and lips effortlessly without tugging at my skin or disrupting its fragile balance. One thing to note is that it leaves behind a taste on my lips after removing my lipstick and did take a while for it to fade, but nothing a quick wetting of lips with water can’t fix! Apart from that, I think it’s great that it removes makeup thoroughly and easily in a swipe or two, without any feeling of tightness or dryness. — Jenifer, Campaign Manager

Learn more about the Nivea Rose Micellar Water with Oil here.